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Free Event! The Rise of Chocolate on March 25

This month our Masters of Social Gastronomy lectures tackles the world's most popular candy: chocolate!

We'll track the history of chocolate from its roots as an ancient Mesoamerican beverage to its current world-championship status. You'll learn how a yellow, football-shaped tropical fruit transforms into something Whole Foods can charge you $10 for, and what "Mexican Hot Chocolate" actually has in common with what Montezuma drank.

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Special Event: Starting a Food Business on March 16

Join us for a sneak peek inside the process of launching a food business, with Stef Ferrari of Hay Rosie Ice Cream. From distribution to branding, and from navigating state regulations to finding capital, we’ll get a glimpse at what it takes to bring your product to the public.

The event takes place on Sunday, March 16 at 6:30pm and is a fundraiser for Hay Rosie's Indiegogo campaign, which is raising funds to build a tasting room(!) at...

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Know Your Street Trees: London Plane

Inspired by our upcoming Tree Identification walks, along with my overwhelming desire for winter to be over, I wanted to write a quick post on our most plentiful New York City street tree, and a personal favorite, the London Plane. 

The London Plane is a hybrid tree, closely related to the American Sycamore. They're mostly planted in urban locations because they're super pollution resistant and able to withstand heat, cold, and root...

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Host a Brainery Class!

We're super lucky to have a permanent space, but we can only run one class at a time, which means slots on the calendar fill up toooo quickly. We also love hosting events in other parts of the city, and we wanted to open up the possibilty of hosting Brainery classes at some lovely venues around Brooklyn, Queens, and the whole city. If you have a spot you're looking to put to use on evenings or weekends, fill out the form below and we'll get...

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